Wednesday, June 20, 2007


It was a terrible shame, the boys tried their very best and did enjoy themselves, but they didn't win a place to London. I can't say I'm terribly surprised, although I was very hopeful, but I feel the school have let them down badly. (If a bad workman blames his tools, does a bad mother blame the school?)

They have lots of goodies each and a K'Nex set for the school, but as Daniel pointed out, the school didn't do anything, so the boys should share it between them! Obviously, I can't condone that, but I do agree in private.

The school entered them into this competition, but haven't even sent a representative with them to Glasgow The University had to hire David a car so that he could take them, otherwise they wouldn't have gone. On top of that, they have not been allowed to do any preparation together at the school, they haven't been shown how to do the planning that was required, nothing. We've tried to get the boys together, but it hasn't been much help, I'm neither a teacher, nor an engineer.

At the moment, I'm swinging between disappointed, angry and upset.

Lambs to the slaughter, I think it was a terrible shame.


Rodrigo said...

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Ruth said...

That's a shame. I hope that they're aren't to disappointed.

It's a real shame that the school didn't support them properly.

I'm still trying to find that fine line between airing grievances with M's school and not airing grievances, if you see what I mean. (I'm also trying to make a point of reporting back on things that the school does that are good and helpful).

Something goes wrong. Do I talk to them about this, or do I let it go????

It seems a bit short-sighted of the school not to have given your boys full support here - it would have reflected well on the school if they'd progressed to London.

Louise said...

Would have made the world of difference just to have had a staff member, we were the only team without a staff member...

Still wound up about it.

We have an issue with Ciara at the moment and it doesn't help that David and I have disagreed on how to handle it. More of that later, I've just walked seven miles and I need my lunch!


Louise said...

And Rodrigo, if your comment isn't spam, then without meaning to be rude, "Eh?" If it's not french, (which I know it isn't!) I don't have a hope, sorry!